Tent constructions

If you are on the market for a new tent, certain questions will come up: Do I want a tunnel or geodesic tent (the dome tent is the simple type of geodesic tent)? Should the pole sleeves be on the inner tent or the fly? There seldom is a simple answer. Decisive is how the tent will most often be used. Below we are showing the most common ad- and disadvanages:

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Geodesic

  • Higher storm stability
  • Almost free standing
  • Can be moved or turned while errected
  • Roomier inner tent through dome shaped inner tent
  • Mostly higher weight compared to floorsize of tunnel shape
  • Smaller vestibule
  • Inner tent not always protected against rain when vestibule doors are open

Tunnel tent

  • Better weight – room ratio
  • Mostly larger vestibule
  • Inner tent mostly protected against rain when vestibule door is open
  • Must be staked out to set up
  • Needs more stake out guy lines if stormy
  • Noisier in strong winds because fabrics do flutter